2013 Show Results
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Friday, September 13
- Show setup and registration of entries
- Entry Registration
- Carvers get together reception
Saturday, September 14
- Judging of carvings in showroom
- Judging of decoys in the fountain pool
- Awards Banquet
- Cocktail bird auction
Sunday, September 15
- Carving critiques by experts
- Mini pintail hen decoy trade competition
Feather & Quill Carvers in partnership with the City of Vancouver’s Water Resource Education Center extend a warm welcome and a cordial invitation to attend the 26th Annual Columbia Flyway Wildlife Show and Competition on September 14 and 15, 2012. Join us for a great experience.
This show has the reputation as the premier wildlife carving show and competition in the Northwest. The facility at the beautiful Water Resources Education Center on the banks of the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington has every amenity that an art show focusing on wildlife sculpture could ask for. The show focuses on hand carved, textured, and painted wood sculptures of birds, fish, and mammals in fifteen competitive divisions.
View the judging of wildlife carvings in the main auditorium and the decoys in the fountain pool. Take advantage of the free seminars and demonstrations. Be sure to see and participate in what has come to be the highlight of Sunday afternoon at the fountain pool, the 6” mini decoy floaters competition “trade” event where grown men get more excited than we should at the intense competition and nail biting dramatics.
Take special note of the new carving award in honor of Will Hayden, the founder of this club and show 26 years ago.
The Will Hayden Memorial Award is open only to Novice and Intermediate carvers. This year’s awards of cash for 1st place $150, 2nd place $100, 3rd place $50, and special ribbons will be for the winners of any size decorative carving of a Red-Shafted Flicker. This Award will be financed for years to come due to the generous donations from area carving clubs and individuals who benefited from Will Hayden's years of friendship, mentoring, membership and support. He is dearly missed by all who knew him in the carving community.
This show is a member of the International Wildfowl Carvers Association (IWCA). If you enter the IWCA Divisions and are a member of IWCA, you will be eligible for IWCA National Events such as the Championship contests. Check the IWCA rules here or contact JoAnne Watson at (360) 736 1082
Michael Buelna, California
Michael grew up along the central coast of California and as a boy spent a lot of time in the outdoors hunting and fishing with his father and grandfather. His Native American ancestry had a great influence on his love for nature. After school and the Navy, he and his wife returned to the central coast and a career as a State Game Warden. In 2005 he and his wife Gyda moved to their current home in Orland, California where they maintain a producing olive orchard.
Mike started carving in 1978 focusing on waterfowl and other birds. He won many awards but in 2004, he took a class from Word Champion Fish Carver Bob Berry and was inspired to carve fish. He has won many top awards for his fish carvings and is active in carving related organizations.
The 2012 Feather & Quill Purchase Award is the Raffle Prize for 2013. Tickets can be purchased for this beautiful carved Shoveler Drake by Jerry Harris of Dallas, Oregon. Tickets are available now by mail and will be sold on the show weekend. The drawing will be held Sunday at 3:30 pm.
Tickets are $1 each or 12 for $10. You need not be present to win.
Mail your request and check to:
1117 NE 124th Ave
Vancouver, WA 98684
Washington Federal Junior Duck Stamp
Exhibited in the Water Resources Center 2013 Winner—Emmie Dong September and October 2013